Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Mike Fleischman
    January 14
  • Mary Beth Seiser
    January 29
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Dawn Backhaus
    January 1
  • Rhonda Roehrig
    Mike Wahl
    January 19
Join Date:
  • Lori Yahr
    January 4, 2008
    14 years
  • Jeff Szukalski
    January 7, 1999
    23 years
  • Paul Wilke
    January 7, 1999
    23 years
  • Steve Domres
    January 8, 1989
    33 years
  • Scott Tennies
    January 12, 1994
    28 years

Welcome to the West Bend Sunrise Rotary Club!

West Bend Sunrise

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 7:15 AM
The Braising Pan
1100 N Main St
West Bend, WI 53090
United States of America
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Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.

2021-22 Rotary Leadership

Shekhar Mehta - President, Rotary International
Lisa Werner - District Governor, District 6270
Dolf De Ceuster - President, West Bend Sunrise Rotary
10/26Ruplinger, AaronMalloy, Joyce  
11/2Roell, TravisIn ServiceN/A - in service meetingIn Service Meeting
11/9Roehrig, RhondaGuse, Chris  
11/16Richie, IsaiahNeja, Bob  
11/23Rettler, JackNiebler, Andrew  
11/30Potts, JeffNowack, Mike  
12/7Polachowski, AlIn ServiceN/A - in service meetingIn Service Meeting
12/14Phillips, MikeRettler, Jack  
12/21Nowack, MikeRichie, Isaiah  
12/28Niebler, AndrewRoehrig, Rhonda  
Gary Britton receiving his Paul Harris +4 today from Mary Beth Seiser. Congratulations Gary!
Paul Harris Awards are given in recognition of contributions made to the Rotary Foundation.
Thanks to all who worked on our club project at Lac Lawrann Conservancy.
Rotarians pitched in to make repairs and improvements including building stairs and cutting brush.
This work will help to correct erosion and improve the usability of the trails. Special thanks to Nancy Slinde who spearheaded the project for our club.
Congrats to Nancy Slinde for achieving Major Donor status with the Rotary Foundation!! 
A Major Donor is an individual whose cumulative donations to the Rotary Foundation exceed $10,000. Nancy says that she was inspired by the efforts and commitment of other Rotarians to find a way to make this kind of significant contribution. Presenting the Major Donor Recognition Pin is club member Mary Beth Seiser who is also a Major Donor.
The Rotary Foundation funds projects at local and international levels to deal with problems that are part of Rotary International's areas of emphasis. More on the foundation can be found at 
The Community Development project in El Salvador provided sources of better nutrition and increased crop production for a rural mountain community. Through training in better farming practices and the use of natural fertilizers and pesticides, the farmers implemented sustainable agricultural methods. These improve the quality of the soil and of the crops for healthier consumption. They also learned about crop rotation and introduction of new crops for balanced diets. Planting of fruit trees for small family orchards for consumption of their fruit and for sale or trade of the fruit to neighboring communities increased the effectiveness of the project.
The goal and accomplishment of this project impact is better health and food stability for this year and the future. The community benefits through having a common purpose, learning together and working to sustain their new practices.  Because this is a mountain community, the better practices and trees will help to control erosion during the winter rain season which has a detrimental effect on housing conditions. 
The over-all impact can be summarized as food security, environmental protection, skill training, income creation and community development.
Delivery of vegetable seeds and fruit trees
Preparation of seed trays and planting of vegetable seeds
Preparation of land for transplanting the vegetables
Cultivation and harvest of vegetables
Delivery of fruit trees
Planting and monitoring the fruit trees
Delivery of agricultural products for cultivating corn and beans
The West Bend Sunrise Rotary and West Bend Noon Rotary provided a donation towards this beautiful new scoreboard on Diamond 2 at The Doc Gonring Sports Complex in Quaas Creek Park for the West Bend Athletic Association.
Rotary International (RI) District 6270 is pleased to announce the selection of Alaina Eckert, Sussex, WI, as its Global Grant Scholarship applicant for 2021-2022.
Ms. Eckert is a graduate of Sussex Hamilton H.S. and of The University of Wisconsin—Madison. She has already begun a dual degree, Master of Science/Master of International Nature Conservation, in a cooperative program of the Georg-August Universität in Göttingen, Germany, and Lincoln University in Lincoln, New Zealand.
The practical approach of the program is to preserve the integrity of nature, in combination with the assessment of risk management and conservation strategy, and offers an invaluable experience in the education of international conservation. The four-semester program offers new perspectives to maintaining biodiversity and ecosystems that allow local communities to be resilient to future ecological changes, maintain economic stability and growth, use adaptive conservation management strategies for both the betterment of the community and the ecosystem, and preserve critical ecological systems. Thus, Ms. Eckert’s program of studies aligns with RI’s “Community Economic Development” Area of Focus, and it anticipates close alignment with RI’s newest Area of Focus, “Protecting the Environment,” which becomes effective on July 1, 2021.
The amount of the Global Grant Scholarship is U.S. $30,000. RI District 6270 is providing $15,000 of that amount, and The Rotary Foundation is matching it with another $15,000. The Rotary Foundation, RI districts, and Rotary clubs invest in our future leaders and philanthropists by funding scholarships for graduate study through the Global Grant Scholarship program. Information about Rotary’s other scholarship programs can be accessed at:
Congratulations to Candy Sarauer who has earned a Paul Harris Award +2. The Paul Harris Award is given in recognition of Candy's continuing support of the Rotary Foundation. Pictured with Candy are (left to right) Club President Jonathan Sacks and Steve Domres.
We are proud to announce that our West Bend Sunrise Rotary Club has earned the Rotary Citation for 2019-2020. It's the most significant award a Rotary club can achieve!
During a year that was challenging for many Rotarians around the world, our club demonstrated a commitment to achieve its goals, which ultimately helps strengthen Rotary and shape Rotary's future.

The West Bend Sunrise Rotary recently received a grant from Rotary International's Disaster Response Fund and made a donation to the Albrecht Free Clinic in West Bend. The donation will be used by the Clinic to provide Personal Protective Equipment for Albrecht Free Clinic employees, volunteers and patients. This will include a Splash Guard for the reception area and face masks & face shields.

Presenting the check were Rotarians Jon Sacks, Todd Vance and Mary Beth Seiser.

The West Bend Sunrise Rotary recently presented a check to the West Bend Professional Firefighters Charities for purchase on an electrostatic sprayer for our West Bend Fire Stations. 
The check is being presented to West Bend Professional Firefighters Local 2025 President Steve Inhof by 2020 West Bend Sunrise Rotary President, Todd Vance.

Congrats to our most recent Paul Harris Award recipients - David Baldus and Jon Backhaus! 
Thanks for all that  you do for Rotary and West Bend!!
Here is our Rotary out doing more good in our community!  We collected over 20 bags of trash from Hwy 45 between Paradise Drive and Hwy 33.   It was a good turn out with help from some Noon Rotarians and UWWC students.
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